Thursday, December 30, 2010

This isn't an argument, it's just contradiction!

Ah, yes. Would you mind closing the door? No, sorry, from the other side.

I'd really like to help you out. Which way did you come in?

Monday, December 27, 2010

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


Just because it's shiny and pink, doesn't mean anyone should wear a mumuu.

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Today is the day!

How many days have you ever anticipated as one which could change the rest of your life?

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Friday, December 3, 2010

My First (read "new" come on, give me some credit) Reading List

Wikipedia's "Social Criticism" references, i.e. I want to read up on a lot of these things, not simply that I am making some lame plan to read a bunch of wikipedia articles. Sadly I cannot limit this list to items pertaining to America, or its foundations, tenets, or world's-police-officers sort of policies or programs. Nor can I limit the list to people, eliminating some items such as events or concepts like "erotic literature", which I don't know that I would need to read.

Things I see as wantonly missing from this list, so I may add red-linked articles very shortly:

  • The Principles of Totalitarianism, 
  • Howard Mehlinger, (note to self, get a copy of Mr. Chavis's version of the above and compare to Mehlinger and this Mr. Charon's)
  • any reference to Totalitarianism: An Inductive Approach.

I sense a conspiracy.

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Monday, November 29, 2010

tsa FAIL!

Of all the people to let slip through, a celebrity!?! Whatever happened to the terrorist playing card concept? "Hmm, I know that face... Oh he's that one guy I'm supposed to just let through." Incredible.

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Monday, November 15, 2010

They speak about the weather because they are afraid of the passing time

I don't know how else to say this, other than to link to the page featuring this insightful and brilliant review by someone known simply as Bernard from MontMartre - so you can buy it for me on DVD and Blu-Ray.

Read the full text below.
I can't let this magical, insightful, and vivid film or review go. I have to post the full text here:

I have seen thousands of films in my life, and thought nothing could surprise me anymore on a screen. Amelie proved me I was wrong. Instead of writing another "best film ever" comment, I would like to give some indications for non-french speaking viewers, as the translation might have made some lines a bit obscure.
Amelie says to Colignon "Meme les artichauds ont du coeur" (Even artichokes have a heart). In french, "un coeur d'artichaud" (an artichoke heart) is a person that falls very often and easily in love.
Colignon calls Amelie "Amelie-melo" (pronounce "ah-may-LEE-may-low") which sounds like "un meli-melo", a muddle or mix-up.
In the cafe, people discuss about time and weather, as the same word "temps" means both "le temps qui passe" (time that passes) and "le temps qu'il fait" (the weather). So goes Hippolito's theory : they speak about the weather because they are afraid of the passing time.
Collignon says about his mother : "Elle a une memoire d'elephant, un elephant de mer" (literally: she has memory like an elephant, a sea elephant). A "sea elephant" is a sort of walrus, and "mer" (sea) and "mere" (mother) are pronounced the same.
When Amelie is in a theater, she watches "Jules & Jim", a movie by Francois Truffaut. There are many references to Truffaut in the movie : Claire Maurier plays the mother in "the 400 blows" and many scenes refer to "Bed and Board", which itself refers to Hitchcock's "Rear window". I still have to figure which was the movie whith Spencer Tracy driving without watching...
When Amelie watches her projected life on TV, a scene that refers to Woody Allen's "Zelig", the voice over is from Frederic Mitterand, nephew of his uncle, who is famous for commenting weddings or funerals of aristocrats on french TV.
The "likes/dislikes" narration was experimented by Jeunet in a short movie "Foutaise" with Dominique Pinon, that will be included in the collector edition of the DVD. It also refers to "La vie, mode d'emploi" (Life: a user's manual) from Georges Perec, although Jeunet admits he could never finish the book.
Most TV scenes are stock shots. The story about the horse running in the Tour de France is true. Most stories told in the film are true, including the one about collecting discarded pictures.
There are numerous references in the movie, including to other Jeunet films. The scene in the mystery train is almost a copy of a similar scene in Alien : Resurrection where Ripley has an almost tender behaviour with the alien.
Finally, "Amelie" comes from "Emily", as Emily Watson was supposed to play the role, and "Poulain" is both a young untrained horse and a chocolate brand. And this is not a coincidence.       

C'est Magnifique Bernard!

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Well then!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

250 characters that may just change my life

I just filed for my business license for:

Geek Cloud Consulting

Where my purpose is:

To provide technical support expertise with regards to networks, computer software, hardware, phones and infrastructure. Our services include repair, replacement, installation, programming, troubleshooting and consulting to companies or end-users.

-- Thanks, -James. /.

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Hello Twitter, this is a test from yesterday! :) @a4agarwal Thoughts, feelings, reactions? Discuss!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Heather's thing in her back

My tumor. Its bigger than a golf ball. -My first thought is "cool, I say take it home."

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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Domain name FAIL

Just saw this google ad, doesn't seem like the domain name is appropriate, well not in most cases anyway. Sorry again Laura Cummings !

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

James Cummings has recommended a story from ABC Country

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Monday, September 13, 2010


I just got offered a job with Zions Bank! I will be starting October 1st as a Department Systems Analyst where I will run their "Great Cross-Sell" benefits systems! I have been given the reins to the whole project! Wish me luck and that by commenting below.

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Friday, September 10, 2010

[Meridian Magazine] Photo Essay: Ukraine Temple Cultural Celebration

Badges on FB or to physically wear:

I am American and read the Qu'ran.
I know what happened in Tiananmen Square in 1989, I must be shot.
I read the Qur'an (I must be a Terrorist).
I own a gun as it is my right. Wanna make something of it?
I am a Mormon. I must be exterminated.
I am a Mormon, and yes, I'm from Utah.
I am from Utah and proud to be Mormon.
I could be illegal.
I could be a terrorist.
I like free software, I am a threat to your OS.
What you don't know is hurting me. Right now.
What you don't know is hurting you. Right now.
Windows users are blind.
Linux users do it on command.
Console user != Hacker.
There's no place like
There's no place like /.
There's no place like ~
I write code so you don't have to.
"You know... The Mormons."
I've been inside the Mormon Temple, and you can too.
So many people, so little ammo.
Of course I'm in my right mind. I'm left-handed.
I read your email.
.....I could go on.

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First Line News: Business
Friday, September 10, 2010

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Business Week: Admissions Q&A for Brigham Young

Brigham Young University's Marriott School of Management offers students more than a rigorous business education. Students at the school, owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, are required to abide by a strict honor code, based on the tenets of the Mormon religion.

Decision to Suspend Quran-Burning Met with Relief

Religious and political leaders across the Muslim world welcomed a decision by a small American church to suspend its plans to torch copies of their holy book - but some said Friday the damage has already been done.

Imam and Developer: No Deal for Moving NYC Mosque

NEW YORK - A threat to burn copies of the Quran on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. A deal to move a proposed Islamic community center and mosque away from ground zero. An offer by Donald Trump to buy out a major investor in the real estate partnership that controls the World Trade Center site. All were canceled, reinstated, disputed or rejected within a matter of hours Thursday - a back and forth that showed no signs of slowing down on the eve of the 9th anniversary of the attacks.

Has California Supreme Court Ruling 'Wiped Out' Prop. 8 Opposition?

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Attorney General Jerry Brown are not required to defend against a legal challenge to Prop. 8, the law banning same-sex marriage, the state supreme court found. So who will defend it now?

Federal Judge Rules "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Policy is Unconstitutional

A federal judge in Riverside, California on Thursday declared the U.S. military's ban on openly gay service members unconstitutional, saying the "don't ask, don't tell" policy violates the 1st Amendment and due process rights of lesbians and gay men.

Wildfire Sets Sights on Boulder as Wind Picks Up

BOULDER, Colorado - Weary firefighters hoped the worst was over from a wildfire that destroyed nearly 170 homes in the Rocky Mountains foothills, but crews monitored were monitoring hot spots early Friday amid concerns that erratic winds could fan the flames and send them into Boulder.

Blast, Fire Raze Bay Area Homes

Reporting from San Bruno, Calif., and Los Angeles - A massive explosion believed to have been caused by a gas line break sparked an inferno that consumed a San Bruno neighborhood Thursday night, killing at least one person, leveling 53 homes, forcing residents to run for their lives and leaving about 23 people injured, a number of them with severe burns.

Rahm Emanuel: Expected Departure Could Lead to West Wing Shakeup

In the past, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel has expressed an interest in being mayor of Chicago. The position will be open in 2011. If Emanuel leaves, it could have a knock-on effect.

Are Senate Races Really Tied? Why New Polls May Not Tell the Whole Story

Three key Senate races - Florida, Kentucky, and California - come out virtually tied in new polls. But the Republican candidates may be doing better than these polls reflect.

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